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Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Year's Resolution: Beat Blogger Mood Disorder

Although I only have been blogging for fewer than three months, I have identified a problem which must be quite common. I'll call it Blogger Mood Disorder. I have no psychiatric background, but I can identify the symptoms and have come up with the following description:

Blogger Mood Disorder is a condition in which one's mood swings up and down in sync with the level of blog traffic.
One cure would be to stop, but that would mean no traffic, and I don't want to think of the possible consequences. There must be a solution. Any suggestions?


  1. Only solution I've found is to ignore the sitemeter. :-)

    Of course with the tiny amount of hits I get, I'd be in real trouble if I started paying attention.

  2. I suggest provoking an Instalanche. It's the Cipro of solutions to BMD...

  3. I know a lot of bloggers get a lot of traffic with pics of Marisa Tomei, et al.

  4. Ok, I'll stop watching the Sitemeter right after I learn not to look at car crashes at the side of the road as I drive by.

  5. Now you've done it.

    Glenn is a wretched, evil man for encouraging you and I, and hundreds other. He's a pusher.

    Join us in Blogging Hell. The 3,000+ hits will set the hook in your jaw and only cause you to write more and more, to begin to think your opinion matters (it should to you, at least). Say goodbye to family life and prosperity! You'll go on, chasing the elusive dragon of 100 hits per day.

    But it won't be enough for the likes of you. I can tell.

    A pity, really.


    Nice place ya got here. Needs some accent pieces and a bit of color. Plenty of room to stretch out and relax. No throw pillows, of course. It's a guy thing, I guess.

    Congrats, etc.


  6. Eh... just right what you feel. The Blogfaddah has his moods, and they are fickle indeed. Plus, I think he keeps raising the bar. You will want another hit, and then another...

  7. I never have any traffic, and I'm not sure I really want much. I blog as an alternative to yelling at the TV or the computer, not to gain a great following. For me, it's more a matter of leaving a testament.

  8. Is it better to inject or snort the stuff?

  9. I've been alerted to two related syndromes, SiteMeter Fever and Bloggernoia. Just two of many symptoms which support a diagnosis of BMD. http://rsmccain.blogspot.com/2009/01/bmd-blogger-mood-disorder.html

  10. He shall feed his flock like a shepherd . . .

  11. Ring-ring


    "Is this Dr. Feynmann?


    "Doctor Richard P. Feynmann?"


    "Dr Feynmann, my name is Joe Blow and I'm the Ambassador to the Court of King Gustav V of Norway. It is my distinct pleasure to inform you that you have been awarded the 1968 Nobel Prize in Physics."

    "Do you have any idea what the hell time it is in California?

    "Uh, what?"

    "It's three o'clock in the goddamn morning. Call me back after nine."


    Dr Feynmann went on to write a book entitled: "What do you care what other people think?

  12. I get about 40 hits. On a good day. Stop complaining. :)

  13. I don't blog, but I do leave my opinions and comments all over the web. Much to the distaste of many thousands.

    I don't much care for the big blogs because the people there are usually much smarter than I so I don't usually comment.

    Now a nice little comfortable blog like this, I just might come by every day to give your meter a kick going through...

    That is if it is OK with you of course.

    Even if you are smarter than I am.

    Papa Ray
    West Texas

  14. Papa Ray, based on the way Sitemeter counts hits, stopping by every 45 minutes or so should do the trick.

  15. *grin* Well, your Instalanche should help. :)

    I don't even have site meter installed on my newer blog. That way I won't know how depressed to ever be! =)

  16. Indeed!
    Why would Glenn give a drug to an addict?

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  19. All the traffic in the world is just traffic if they aren’t clicking your ads. :) I may be a blogger but I was a capitalist entrepreneur long before.

  20. Blogger Siteosis: a condition in which there is a greater than normal number of hits on a blog or website.